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Online cunardqueen

Re: Ask the QE2's Captain (Ian McNaught)
« Reply #30 on: Sep 02, 2010, 04:48 PM »
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  Rob you are cruel letting us know that you have the answers then leaving us in suspenders until Monday. 
 
If theres one thing worse than not knowing is not knowing what your not knowing... ???
Of course maybe Rob could make the Q &A only known to the registered members... ;)
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Offline Twynkle

Re: Ask the QE2's Captain (Ian McNaught)
« Reply #31 on: Sep 02, 2010, 06:11 PM »
Thank you for the 'Advance Notice' Rob
Did you ask a question too?  ;)

Hope that you enjoy your time away,
looking forward to your return :)

Offline Chris

Re: Ask the QE2's Captain (Ian McNaught)
« Reply #32 on: Sep 06, 2010, 11:32 AM »
I would like to ask the Captain what were his feelings the first time he took command of the QE2?

Hi Lynda,

If you have our book "The QE2 Story" , Captain McNaught shared his thoughts of commanding QE2 for the first time on page 112.

Cheers, Chris.
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Re: Ask the QE2's Captain (Ian McNaught)
« Reply #33 on: Sep 08, 2010, 02:13 PM »
I'm putting the page together just now - it will be loaded up later on today - bear with me, and sorry for the delay.  I spent a day longer at the highlands than I meant to - partly Myles' fault for leading me astray with an all day breakfast in Elgin :)
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Re: Ask the QE2's Captain (Ian McNaught)
« Reply #34 on: Sep 08, 2010, 07:24 PM »
Curious.  Captain McNaught didn't answer my question.  Oh well.   

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« Reply #35 on: Sep 08, 2010, 08:14 PM »
A very special  thank you to Capt McNaught for answering my questions and the others too with such honesty..you can STILL feel his great  love  and pride of QE2 through every line....

Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule for us on the forum . It has been very much appreciated.    WE wish you Happy Sailings on Seabourn and hope our paths may cross again soon.

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Re: Ask the QE2's Captain (Ian McNaught)
« Reply #36 on: Sep 08, 2010, 08:58 PM »
Is it me or am l missing where the answers are posted.
Sorry Rob about keeping you back. Guilty as charged  :-[
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Re: Ask the QE2's Captain (Ian McNaught)
« Reply #37 on: Sep 08, 2010, 09:04 PM »
Read your newsletter!!  We were trying to do it as a 'members special' to start with - so only registered members know the link, and it was emailed to you a couple of hours ago in the newsletter.
« Last Edit: Sep 08, 2010, 09:08 PM by Rob Lightbody »
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Offline Cunarder Man

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« Reply #38 on: Sep 08, 2010, 09:59 PM »
Many thanks to Ian & Sue for the interesting responses to the questions. In addtion, thanks to Rob for arranging. (Some good pics posted!)

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Re: Ask the QE2's Captain (Ian McNaught)
« Reply #39 on: Sep 08, 2010, 10:03 PM »
OK so now that the members have had first dibs for a few hours, I can exclusively reveal the cunning secret process to find the page with the interview on it.

Click the [HOME] button at the top of the screen to take you to our main website. 
Then Click on [Ask the Captain - Ian McNaught].

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Re: Ask the QE2's Captain (Ian McNaught)
« Reply #40 on: Sep 08, 2010, 10:26 PM »
Some excellent questions followed by some great answers by Capt McNaught.
I particularly like the last answer he gave regarding the tanden crossing with QV  ;D
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Offline Chris

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« Reply #41 on: Sep 09, 2010, 12:34 AM »
Superb Rob, well done!
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Offline highlander0108

Re: Ask the QE2's Captain (Ian McNaught)
« Reply #42 on: Sep 09, 2010, 02:33 AM »
I particularly like the last answer he gave regarding the tanden crossing with QV  ;D

I was onboard and his daily announcements and brief speech at the World Club cocktail party gently poked fun at QV with statements like that.  Classic McNaught wit!  There were jokes about us pulling ahead, arriving early to get some shopping done in NYC, and then coming back out to greet QV.  ;D
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Offline rough crossing

Re: Ask the QE2's Captain (Ian McNaught)
« Reply #43 on: Sep 09, 2010, 09:10 AM »
Yes brilliant answer - we were on QV and it sure felt like we were flat out. I remember often gazing over at QE2 - looking every bit the sleek greyhound, hardly out of breath at all........

Offline Alistair

Re: Ask the QE2's Captain (Ian McNaught)
« Reply #44 on: Sep 09, 2010, 12:25 PM »
Thouroughly enjoyed reading Captain McNaught's answers. I thought the questions were great and the answers brilliant.
Thanks Rob for organising and thanks to Captain McNaught for taking the time to answer the questions is such great detail.

Alistair

 

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